Marlboro College

News Marlboro offers scholarships for governor’s school graduates

MARLBORO, VT – (August 1, 2012) – In 1982, Marlboro President Ellen McCulloch-Lovell, then the director of the Vermont Arts Council, helped initiate the first of the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV). This year Marlboro is recognizing the unique role governor’s schools like GIV play in education, and the commitment of participants to engaged learning, with a new college scholarship program.

“The goal of Marlboro College is to teach students to think clearly and to learn independently,” said Nicole Curvin, director of admissions at Marlboro. “Graduates of the governor’s schools across the country are well-equipped for this kind of college experience.” Students who have completed a governor’s school program, and who apply and are accepted at Marlboro, are eligible for a $5,000 scholorship toward their tuition. 

The first governor’s school was started in 1963, when the governor of North Carolina established a residential summer program for gifted students. Other states like Vermont have followed suit with a diversity of programs focusing on innovative, non-traditional approaches to learning. The programs provide young people with intensive, hands-on learning experiences in college settings, inspiring the kind of academic and creative passions that would be well-served by a self-designed course of study at Marlboro.

“Students from governor’s schools like GIV have demonstrated a high potential for contributing to the vibrancy of the Marlboro academic community,” Said Curvin.

Marlboro College has offered undergraduate education in the liberal arts for 60 years, with 300 undergraduate students enjoying an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 300-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro College Graduate School offers master's degree programs for working adults in the areas of education, internet technologies, health care administration, non-profit administration and an MBA in Managing for Sustainability, with courses designed around small classes at the downtown Brattleboro campus complemented by online work and close collaboration.


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